Since naming my 'making things' blog Patchwork Pea, I have become a little obsessed with the idea of making some. As I linked to in my previous post, I found a great pdf for making patchwork spheres, and used all my green scraps to make a few. However, the pentagon patchwork does make them look rather more like footballs - when Alex saw them he said (not entirely in jest) "it's three footballs in a canoe". I want to add some leaves and a stem at one end. Hopefully this will help them look more pea-in-a-pod-like - but if anyone has any good hints for making patchwork spheres without them ending up looking like footballs or beach balls, I'd love to hear them!